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1 (1898-1972) The Art of Tessellations
M.C. Escher ( ) The Art of Tessellations

2 A Brief History Escher was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
After failing his high school exams, he enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. After a week of architecture he chose to study graphic arts instead. He is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. During his lifetime, made 448 lithographs (prints), woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches. He illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals. His tessellations are what this presentation will focus on.

3 Drawings & Prints Hand with Reflecting Sphere 1935 Lithograph
Tower of Babel 1928 woodcut Hand with Reflecting Sphere 1935 Lithograph

4 Drawings & Prints Cont’d
Three Spheres II 1946 Lithograph Balcony 1945 Lithograph

5 Drawings & Prints Cont’d
Relativity 1953 Lithograph Other World 1947

6 Tessellations

7 Day and Night 1938 woodcut in black and grey, printed from 2 blocks

8 Sky and Water I 1938 woodcut

9 Metamorphosis II 1940 woodcut in black, green and brown

10 Plane-filling Motif with Reptiles 1941 woodcut

11 Division 1956 woodcut






17 Well, Are You Inspired Yet?

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